Cobby's video for Remnants – the latest collaboration between techno producer Cooper and pianist Hodge – features a range of colourful patterns and shapes representing different physical processes and mathematical laws.
The video starts and ends with a depiction of a human head.
"The video deals with the idea of the mental, physical, and mathematical worlds, and how the mind ultimately contains everything we have developed to know as a human race," Cobby told Dezeen. "I wanted to show the mind as an environment that grew and reacted to contain remnants of memory and experience from the physical world."
The first section of the video features colourful landscapes, which pulse in time to the music. These represent the "physical processing of sounds by the brain as it learns about the outside world," Cobby said.
Cobby used After Effects and Cinema 4D software to create the brightly coloured visuals, which he described as "a moving 3D painting."
"Colour played an important role," Cobby explained. "It's so evocative and seemed like a natural ingredient when trying to describe the mind and human perception."
Later in the video, these vibrant environments make way for a series of cubes, spheres and other geometric forms.
"Eventually the universe and the realm of laws and structures is perceived," Cobby explained. "But while the natural laws and their resulting universe seem to create and contain the mind, the mind ultimately contains them all."
Although the ideas conveyed in the video are very complex, Cobby believes his visuals fit well with Cooper and Hodge's music.
"I’m always looking to create reactive visuals, so that the music drives what is going on, while still conveying a feeling and a message," he explained. "Although the theories are awe-inspiring, I was relishing the chance to show the basic premise in an engaging way, with powerful music to drive the intensity of the idea."